Performance Improvement 2005. Feasibility Study for the Evaluation of DHHS Programs That are OR May Be Operated Under Tribal Self-governance


The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of evaluating Tribal management of DHHS programs if a Tribal Self-Governance demonstration program were to be authorized by Congress. This planning study explored whether such an evaluation could include qualitative information and quantitative measurement on program objectives. The study was structured to obtain input from Tribal representatives through a Technical Working Group, site visits, and discussion groups. The purpose of the project was to provide information helpful to the design of an evaluation; it did not produce an evaluation design or methodology. This study determined that there were at least three distinct options for an evaluation. The study assumed that consultation with the Tribes during the design and implementation phases would be important and would take place.

PIC ID: 8034; Agency Sponsor: ASPE-OPPS, Office of Planning and Policy Support; Federal Contact: Rock, Andrew, 202-260-0398; Performer: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD

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